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Dealing with our Differences

I have been remiss in not posting anything to this blog for the past six weeks. Mea culpa! So, I am going to try something new. I plan to post my sermon from the previous Sunday here every Monday. I hope you enjoy.... In November 2002 Time magazine printed a photograph of the back of Washington Redskins quarterback Jeff George (his helmet off, revealing a big, white-skinned bald spot) sitting on the bench flanked by two African-American teammates, each with a hand on his shoulder. The caption read, “What counts most in creating a successful team is not how compatible its players are, but how they deal with incompatibility.” In Acts 21:17-26 we see how two great Christian leaders, James (the representative of Jewish Christianity) and Paul (the representative of the mission to the Gentiles), dealt with their differences.... When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us warmly. The next day Paul went with us to visit James; and all